Impact Aid Survey
On October 15, 2018, students will receive a federal survey card for parents to complete and return to school. This very important document allows Norfolk Public Schools to qualify for federal funding to support public education. The Impact Aid program was designed to assist school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt Federal property, or experienced increased expenditures due to the enrollment of federally connected children. It partially compensates the school division for the education of children whose parent/guardians meet the following criteria:
- Military (US and Foreign) including National Guards and Reservists on active duty
- Employed on federal property
- Reside on federal property (military base housing)
- Reside in publicly-owned housing
For FY2019, Norfolk Public Schools is expected to receive approximately $3.3M of Impact Aid funding. Funds are considered general aid to school divisions and can be used for any purpose in accordance with local and state requirements to support:
- Salaries of teachers and aides
- Computers and other equipment
- Instructional materials
- After school programs
- Remedial tutoring
- Special enrichment programs
The survey card will be either pink or beige and will require a minute of your time to complete. Please ensure that you provide the required information, sign and date the card and have your child return it to his or her homeroom teacher. Be assured that the information requested on this card is confidential and will not be sold or shared with any agency or group and is for school division use only.
If you have any questions or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official survey period begins October 15, 2018.